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Thank you for registering for EDC Capitol Hill Advocacy Day! 

At our Message Training session the morning of Advocacy Day, you will be provided with all the tools and materials you'll need for the rest of the day. We will go over the EDC's policy focus in great detail, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and practice advocating so that you are prepared for your meetings with Congressional staff.

You will be well-prepared to advocate - both via Message Training as well as by your Advocacy Day Team Leader - but we encourage you to review the following resources ahead of time. 

If this is your first time attending an EDC advocacy day, please watch the video below, which will give you a basic overview of what to expect when we come together on Capitol Hill.

Additional resources for all advocates can be found below!

 

If you have any questions or concerns about advocacy day, please email manager@eatingdisorderscoalition.org, or join us on one of our conference calls for advocates:

Friday, March 31, 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Monday, April 3, 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST

Email the EDC for the call-in number.

 

 

- Advocate Information Packet

Included in the information packet is our schedule of events, directions to registration and training, map of Capitol Hill. 

 

What to Expect in Your Meetings

An illustration of your role as an advocate and how to have a successful meeting with Congressional staff. At the U.S. Capitol, we will meet in teams to brief elected officials and their staff on our legislative goals. Teams will arrive for each appointment, deliver a packet of materials, and talk about how Congress can help. No one will advocate alone.

Eating Disorders in the 21st Century Cures Act

On Advocacy Day we will ask our Members of Congress to sign-on to a letter to Secretary Price to start the rulemaking process and implement eating disorders provisions that are included in the 21st Century Cures Act. 

 

More resources to be posted soon!